Manager of Public Programs, Stop the Hate - Maltz Museum of Jewish Heritage
Title: Manager of Public Programs, Stop the Hate
The Maltz Museum of Jewish Heritage seeks a Manager of Public Programs, Stop the Hate, with two primary responsibilities: lead and expand the Maltz Museum’s flagship program, Stop the Hate; and, design, develop, and manage public programs that increase audience engagement and deepen connection to the Maltz Museum’s mission. Educated and knowledgeable about Jewish history, heritage, and values, the Manager of Public Programs, Stop the Hate is also a fierce defender and believer in diversity and inclusion.
Experience in developing relationships, designing programs, and working in education is necessary to succeed in this role. The Manager of Public Programs cultivates relationships and manages collaborations to promote and expand programs and share resources. Participating with partner organizations, this role may serve on advisory committees and task forces to ensure Maltz Museum’s position as a cultural resource and community leader among heritage and history institutions across Northeast Ohio. This role is responsible for leveraging strong partnerships to expand and deepen audience engagement.
Tracking and analyzing audience attendance and program success metrics, the Manager of Public Programs is always looking for ways to improve community offerings. Working in close collaboration with the Manager of Education and Outreach, and across departments, the Manager of Public Programs is able to work independently and as part of a team, ensuring public programs are aligned with department and institution goals, working on a continuum to bring students and schools into the Museum for group tours.
This role must be available to work when programs occur, which may be during the evening and on Sundays. Please note that although open the Maltz Museum does not typically hold public programs on Friday evenings or Saturday daytime.
DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES
1. Lead and expand the Maltz Museum’s flagship program, Stop the Hate. Now in its 10th year, Stop the Hate is a recognized brand throughout Northeast Ohio, asking 6th to 12th graders to speak out in support of diversity and inclusion. Currently, an estimated 3,000 students and schools enter to win a total of $100,000 in individual scholarship money and anti-bias education grants for their schools each year. The Manager of Public Programs is charged with building relationships with schools from 12 counties and encouraging student participation in the scholarship program, including but not limited to: developing and maintaining relationships with schools across Northeast Ohio to encourage entries for contest participants, being the public face of Stop the Hate; managing all program aspects from working with schools to managing an advisory committee to collaborating with internal departments; providing oversight for logistics coordination of promotional photo/video shoots and the awards ceremony when contest winners are named; and, leading conversations on potential program expansion and execute new ideas as they are solidified.
2. Work with community partners to design and develop public programs that increase audience engagement and deepen connection to the Maltz Museum’s mission. Develop, implement, and manage programs and collaborations that reflect the values and mission of the Museum. Both creatively and strategically connect programs to the Maltz Museum’s core and special exhibitions. The Museum includes: The Temple-Tifereth Israel Gallery, a nationally-recognized collection of Judaica; An American Story, which chronicles the immigrant experience, the development of Cleveland, the Civil Rights Movement, and the Holocaust; and a special exhibition gallery featuring important exhibitions of national and international acclaim.
3. Other duties as assigned. The small but mighty Maltz Museum team work collaboratively to achieve goals. Be able and willing to schlep a table, set up chairs, or lend a hand when needed.
• Bachelor’s degree in Education, Jewish Studies, History, or other related field
• 5+ years relevant experience in an educational, museum, or non-profit setting
• Strategic thinker, with proven track record of designing and implementing programs that engage
• Superior interpersonal, written, and oral communication skills
• Proficient in Microsoft Office with ability to learn and use database system
• Creative, resourceful, and willing to take initiative
• Successful working both independently and as part of a team
• Knowledgeable about Jewish culture with strong belief in diversity and inclusion
• Ability to work evening and weekend hours, as needed
MALTZ MUSEUM MISSION
The Maltz Museum of Jewish Heritage introduces visitors to the beauty and diversity of that heritage in the context of the American experience. It promotes an understanding of Jewish history, religion, and culture and builds bridges of appreciation, tolerance, and understanding with those of other religions, races, cultures, and ethnic backgrounds, serving as an educational resource for Northeast Ohio’s Jewish and general communities. For more information, visit us online at www.maltzmuseum.org
Send your resume and cover letter to HR, Maltz Museum of Jewish Heritage, 2929 Richmond Rd., Beachwood, Ohio, 44122, HR@mmjh.org. No phone calls, please.
The Maltz Museum of Jewish Heritage provides equal employment opportunity (EEO) to all applicants without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, marital status, personal appearance, sexual orientation, family responsibilities, disability, political affiliation or other legally protected status.